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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
meeting of senators john mccain and president obama. this was held at belmont university in tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. tom brokaw was allowed to include questions submitted on- line. this is almost two hours. >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a townhall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight. and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions -- and from tens of thousands submitted online -- i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of them tonight, we should have a wide-ranging discussion one month before the election. each candidate will have two minutes to r
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama, and that is that the -- we're going to fundamentally change the focus of the economic policy. we're going to focus on the middle class, because it's -- when the middle class is growing, the economy grows and everybody does well, not just focus on the wealthy and corporate america. >> thank you, senator. governor palin? >> thank you, gwen. and i thank the commission, also. i appreciate this privilege of being able to be here and speak with americans. you know, i think a good barometer here, as we try to figure out has this been a good time or a bad time in america's economy, is go to a kid's soccer game on saturday, and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, "how are you feeling about the economy?" and i'll bet you, you're going to hear some fear in that parent's voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. the barometer there, i think, is going to be resounding that our economy is hurting and the federal government has not provided the sound oversight that
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
taken questions from undecided voters. tuesday night, watch president obama and mitt romney in their town hall debate. >> former u.s. senator, arlen specter, pa., has died. in august announced he was battling cancer. over the years he fought two previous bouts with non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was elected to five terms as senator and was the longest serving senator in pennsylvania history. a republican for most of the time, he became a democrat in 2009. he was born in wichita, kan., in 1930, and served in the u.s. air force. he received a law degree from yale university, worked on the warren commission, and practiced law before becoming district attorney in philadelphia. he was 82 years old. reaction is starting to come in. senator john mccain posted on twitter -- arlen specter, a dear friend to serve his state with honor and distinction, r i p on friday, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that there is still much that the administration does not know about the september 11 attack on the consulate in libya. earlier in the week the oversight committee heard testi
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
we want to talk about who abandoned whom? the obama administration had two years of republican house and senate and they did not introduce the same reforms that had been introduced before. >> this is all politics. we are not the world police. we are not supposed to be the world police. you go back to george washington and he was saying, to not be the world police. what i want to know from the congressman is, will he admit he got hoodwinked on iraq? the government sold us a bill of goods about weapons of mass destruction for a country that has the gdp of a small city that was no threat there. it was no threat made or no ability to harm the united states, but here we are nine years into a war in iraq for 4,500 servicemen dead. he got faked out on that one. that is something we should not have been involved in. i wonder if the congressman would admit he was wrong? >> hindsight is 20/20. you had virtually the entire congress move along with the resolution to go to war. >> there is something happening in iran with nuclear weapons that is getting a lot of attention. how can we handle the t
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. joining them is senator portman. [applause] >> are you ready to win? we have to win. it is too important to our families, community, and country. we cannot afford another four years of barack obama. we all want to win. we have to win. let me ask you something today. are you planning to do everything you can in the next 25 days to ensure a victory in the key state of ohio? [applause] are you willing to make phone calls for mitt? are you willing to go door to door? are you willing to put up one of these signs in your yard for mitt? i need you to early vote. go to the board of elections on monday morning. you can vote now. that insures you will have plenty of time on election day to help us get other people to vote. will you do that? i think when you talk to people, you will find they're paying attention. one reason is we have had to the great debates in the last eight days. do you agree with me on that? [applause] the american people are seeing what the comeback team is all about. last night, we had a terrific performance from paul ryan. on the stage, the leader was paul ryan. joe biden sa
Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
.s tim kane and george allen. that's fall flat at 9:00 -- that is followed by a date for the senate race in montana between john tester and danny greenberg. that's tomorrow on c-span. president barack obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney faced off wednesday night in the first of three presidential debates. the debate was held at the university of denver and hosted by jim lehrer and focused on domestic policy issues. this is about one hour and a half. >> lets have a terrific evening for all of you and our country. arena. i welcome you to the first presidential debate between president barack obama and the republican nominee mitt romney. this debate and the next three are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six 15-minute segments with two-minute answers the segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on questions via the internet and other means. i made the final selections. they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the economy --
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